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UC Health, The Little Clinic Announce New Healthcare Collaboration

CINCINNATI, Ohio — UC Health and The Little Clinic announced a clinical collaboration to provide consumers with improved access to healthcare services with UC Health’s expertise supporting The Little Clinic locations inside 18 Cincinnati, Ohio and Dayton area Kroger stores.

“Developing relationships that improve access to specialized healthcare throughout the region and nationally is one of UC Health’s strategic initiatives,” said Jim Kingsbury, president and CEO of UC Health. “Kroger is an iconic company deeply rooted in Cincinnati and we look at the association with The Little Clinic as a tremendous opportunity.”

“This collaboration allows patients greater access to healthcare close to home and work,” said Dr. Ken Patric, chief medical officer for The Little Clinic. “One of our goals is to provide convenient monitoring for those who struggle with chronic care management, such as diabetes. Offering a convenient place for routine examinations and supervision of such conditions will enhance compliance and improve outcomes.”

This arrangement with UC Health will serve to strengthen the patient-physician relationship. With the patient’s permission, The Little Clinic and UC Health will exchange medical record information for greater continuity of care. This will enable patients of UC Health to access care at The Little Clinic for common illnesses, minor injuries, vaccinations, physicals and other wellness services. Convenient availability to healthcare in the evenings and weekends will help reduce visits to the emergency room.

Dr. Myles Pensak, CEO of University of Cincinnati Physicians, said “We believe this relationship will place both organizations on the forefront of a new care delivery model.  Healthcare is evolving and so is UC Health.”

Locations of The Little Clinic inside Kroger included in this affiliation are:

  • 3760 Paxton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 5080 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 5830 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 7580 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 11390 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 560 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio
  • 8238 Princeton Glendale Road, West Chester, Ohio
  • 5100 Terra Firma Drive, Mason, Ohio
  • 10477 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio
  • 1425 Columbus Avenue, Lebanon, Ohio
  • 210 Sterling Run Boulevard, Mount Orab, Ohio
  • 3165 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
  • 2115 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, Ohio
  • GE Capital: 950 Forrer Blvd., Kettering, Ohio
  • 885 Union Rd., Englewood, Ohio
  • 1510 Covington Ave., Piqua, Ohio

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Posted November 6, 2013

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